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Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833

February 2019

Flannel Fest

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Come and join the Flannel celebration of all things Yooper! We will have music by “Sit Down Francis”, food by Babaloon’s Mark Ammel, Upper Hand beer, Northern Sun Winery wine for your enjoyment. We will also be holding a “Best Dressed Flannel” Contest, Ice shanty races, bucket raffles and more! Flannel Fest Sponsors: Upper Hand Brewery, U.P. Pipe and Concrete and Hayes Corn Maze   Tickets: $25 | At The Door: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Homeschoolers Art Class

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Kaylee Hubert Dates: Mondays, Feb.18 – April 29 Art curriculum for homeschoolers. Kids learn about color, perspectives, art techniques and do variety of hands on art and craft projects in this engaging and lively weekly class. Register by: February 14 Ages: K – 8 grade   Student fee: $45 (series only) | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Art Scene

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Jim Finlan Date: February 12 – March 26, Every Tuesday, 3:30 pm – 5:30pm The Escanaba Upper Elementary students are invited to paint the mural in the lunch room. Age: 5 & 6 grade   Student Fee: $35 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Toddler Art

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Lorne Watson, Cheryl Mounsey (February 7, 14, 21 classes only) Dates: Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, (Substitute Cheryl Mounsey), 28 March 7, 14, 21, (NO CLASS MARCH 28) April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor…

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The Art of Sewing – Alterations with Lana Farley

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Lana Farley Dates: February 21, 28, March 7, 14 Improve your presentation and style without breaking a bank. You don’t have to be a royal to have a bespoke wardrobe! Ever wished that you could make your clothes fit like they were tailored for you? Learn how to make necessary alterations to ensure just the right fit. Professional tailor/seamstress Lana Farley has 25 years of experience and does impeccable job herself. She will guide the class through the most…

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March 2019

Players de Noc — Gypsy

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until March 9, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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March 1, 2, 3 Matinee, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Gypsy Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Lynn Soderberg Assistant Director Dawn Martin Musical Direction by Tom Knoll Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." While the title suggests that this musical is about the famous…

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Players de Noc Matinee — Gypsy

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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March 1, 2, 3 Matinee, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Gypsy Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed by Lynn Soderberg Assistant Director Dawn Martin Musical Direction by Tom Knoll Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." While the title suggests that this musical is about the famous…

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Vinyasa Yoga at the Bonifas

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until March 18, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: Mondays Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at the end. Shavasana…

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Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin’? — Cooking Demonstration and Tasting

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day 5 of the month, repeating until April 2, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Dates: The first Tuesday of each month The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations. These sessions fill up fast so sign up now to ensure…

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Gallery Receptions: Youth In Art

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until March 14, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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February 28 - March 28 Artist Reception: Grade K-5th: Wednesday, March 13, 6-7 p.m. Artist Reception: Grade 6th-12th: Thursday, March 14, 6-7 p.m. The Bonifas Art Center gallery and studio spaces honor the creative learning happening in Delta County area schools. As part of a nation-wide celebration of youth in art, we remind our community of the importance of creative learning options and of our commitment to the creative spirit. Nearly 1,000 pieces of children’s artwork enliven the galleries and…

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Youth in Art Talent Show

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Benefit for the Bonifas

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Mark your calendars for March 16 for the Benefit for the Bonifas. Enjoy a night of entertainment by the Phil Lynch Quartet, delectable food created by Chef Matt Wiles, and stunning art while supporting the Bonifas Arts Center. A Silent auction will be held, as well as games, door prizes, and a live action run by renowned auctioneer Don Martin. Benefit for the Bonifas is on March 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $35 in advance or…

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Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Six Week Self-Defense

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Dennis Dufek 5th Dan Black Belt Gladstone Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Hapkido Academy (906) 359-4126 (home) (906) 241-3452 (cell), dennisdufek@gmail.com Dates: March 20 – May 1, skips March 27 Student Dress: Workout clothing, shorts, sweat pants, T-shirt etc. Ages: 12+/ Adult In todays anxiety inducing world the knowledge of self-defense is critical. Make yourself and your family safer by learning the practical self-defense techniques taught by Black belt in Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do and professional…

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The Art of Calligraphy

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: David Snook Date: March 21 Learn how to write beautifully and create personalized stationery or make signs. The practical benefits of learning calligraphy include weddings and big events (save the date, outer envelopes, inner envelopes, RSVP envelopes, and thank you card envelopes, Invitation suite design, Program design, Place cards and escort cards, Menu design, Signs, certificates) corporate events and private dinners. All these materials take time to create and hiring a calligrapher is costly. However, if you create them…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Staci Berg Date: March 29, April 18, May 17 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art and kick off the weekend in style!   Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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April 2019

Vinyasa Yoga at the Bonifas

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Heather Bruss Dates: Mondays Yoga creates calm and peace in the mind, as well as working the physical body. Strength, flexibility and balance are improved as yoga practice progresses. Students leave class feeling like they have gotten a great workout, while also feeling fully energized. They will also feel at peace with a settled mind and spirit. Our Bonifas yoga class will begin with meditation, and flow into a vinyasa style class, ending with shavasana at the end. Shavasana…

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Abstract Painting

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: April South -Olson Date: April 2, 9, 16, 23 Learn to listen to your intuition and understand the beauty of layering in this abstract painting class. We will use the versatile acrylic medium to apply paint with an instinctual approach. April South-Olson will show you how to use pattern, collage, mark making, and other art elements to move you forward with each layer in this contemporary art method.   Bonifas Member: $34 | Non-Member: $39 | Become a Bonifas…

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Gallery Reception: Sensoria Artists Collective

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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April 4 - April 30 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 7-9 p.m. Although artist collectives have been going strong through-out history, Sensoria, a Marquette-based collective is fairly newly-formed. Typical of the traditional collective, it is selective and its membership make-up is well-thought out with a mix of media, styles and skill sets. This careful combination strengthens the group and offers a diverse and thoughtful mixture of artwork, and that is what viewers will find in Sensoria Artists Collective: Recent Works.

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Raku Pottery with Al Hansen

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2019 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Al Hansen Date: April 18 (indoor session), 6–8 p.m. and May 2 (outdoor firing), 6–9 p.m. Join local potter and retired Bay College instructor, Al Hansen in the pottery studio for a session of hand building and wheel throwing and a second session of glazing and firing raku pottery. Raku is a traditional form of Japanese pottery that has historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. This is a low-fire, reduction process that involves handling red-hot clay pieces and…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Staci Berg Date: April 18, May 17 Description: Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art and kick off the weekend in style!   Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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Stamped Serving Boards

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Diane Kribs-Mays Date: April 25 Bonifas brings you another class where you will make functional art! Transform a simple cutting board into a functional serving platter for your crudités or cheeses by “food stamping” it. The technique uses fresh produce to create unique and very appropriate pattern on the wood. Take home your new completely food safe food serving board and a conversation starter for your parties! Boards provided.   Bonifas Member: $30 | Non-Member: $35 | Become a…

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Players de Noc — Moon Over Buffalo

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 4, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young…

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Players de Noc Matinee — Moon Over Buffalo

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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April 26, 27, 28 Matinee, May 2, 3 & 4 Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig Directed by Jim Soderberg In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young…

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May 2019

Spring House Concert

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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House of Hamill will perform in the Bonifas Arts Studio. Tentative timing is to start at 6 or 7 p.m. More information will follow. This duo consists of Rose Baldino (of Burning Bridget Cleary) and Brian Buchanan (of Enter the Haggis). “House of Hamill is on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians. Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance…

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Gallery Reception: Bonifas Membership Show

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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May 9 - June 6 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7-9 p.m. A 40+ year tradition, the Bonifas Membership Show has encouraged members to share their creative explorations at every level of ability. It is a rich and varied exhibit where emerging artists show side-by-side with our experienced and professional artists. It is a community favorite and a walk worth taking through the galleries. Enjoy!

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Felting with Marikah – Introduction to Wet Felting, Cobweb Scarf

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Masha Kakhova Date: May 11 Master feltmaker Masha Kakhova leads a class in creating a light colorful cobweb felted scarf from fine wool, silk and other natural fibers. There will be an option to make a nuno felted scarf as well, using a piece of silk as a base for wool and other fibers. Make a beautiful one of a kind accessory for every season and occasion. Keep it for yourself or make your Mom a beautiful handmade gift…

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Paint Night with Staci Berg

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Instructor: Staci Berg Date: May 17 Come for a fun evening of painting a seasonal scene with acrylics. Bring a few friends and a beverage of choice. Take home a unique piece of art and kick off the weekend in style!   Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $30 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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June 2019

Missoula Children’s Theatre

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 21, 2019

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Missoula week will be June 17-22, auditions at 10 am Monday, June 17 at the Bonifas theater for students entering 1st through 12th grades. About 50 to 60 students are needed. This year's production is "Peter and Wendy." The Missoula Children's Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 44 teams of Tour Actor/Directors. A tour…

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance

June 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The performance of the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Peter and Wendy."

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August 2019

Waterfront Art Festival

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The Waterfront Art Festival Features 60+ exhibitors and vendors Showcases live music on the Band Shell stage throughout the show Gives the next generation experience to show/sell in the Young Artists Market Hosts workshops for adults and hands-on activities for youth Welcomes numerous food vendors to keep the crowd within reach Partners with the local ISD to create opportunities to expose youth to art Attracts a crowd of 3,000+ individuals Consistently receives high marks from participating artist for quality, sales,…

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